It would probably mean nothing if she just beat them. She wiped the floor with them, thats a hard thing to do over the course of a tournament. Also I've seen some of these players, and they are pretty good, definitely not push overs.
You can only play whoever turns up on the other side of the net. It's not like she is trawling the world looking for the weakest fields. However, imagine what would be said if she was losing in these weak fields. Nice performance Viktorija.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN QUALIFYING DRAW
Maria Elena Camerin ITA (5)v Zuzana Ondraskova CZE
Anna Lapushchenkova RUS v Heidi El Tabakh CAN
Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP v Madison Brengle USA Viktorija Rajicic AUS v Renata Voracova CZE (14)
I watched vicky for a bit today, i thought she looked like most of our girls very flat today, she was in most of the rallies but then would go for a shot that she wasnt in the right position to hit, too many times when the ball was around her ankles she would try and hit topspin rather than slide it back deep and get into a better position to hit the next shot. She did start the second set a lot better after she calmed down but was disapointing to see a 4-1 lead collapse after some long rallies to lose the second set.
Hopefully she can do some damage in the junior event!!
Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
Casey Dellacqua Jessica Moore Bojana Bobusic Storm Sanders
as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai
I heard that Jess Engels is involved with coaching her now! I was shocked how these Viktorija was out wondering about watching Ferguson/Robson etc. just before her qualifying match.
When you think that Stosur locks herself in a room for a few hours before she goes on court so she is totally focused and pumped and concentrated, which is not dissimilar to a lot of the top players. You'd think they would be trying to instill similars practices with the juniors and not let them take such a casual approach. It was no wonder that so many of the girls played flat!